Holy Mother – Song #42

Getting close to finished with the song part of my #100songs project! So much work!! This song rules. It’s called Holy Mother. It’s about how awesome our planet is. It was recorded by John Kilgore at Kilgore Sound, NYC and co-produced by Jim McElwaine.  I’m giving it to you all for free!! I hope you’ll appreciate it. If you like it and want to hear the rest of the songs, please SUBSCRIBE!!  It really is the very best way for you to support my continual creation of art. I’ll be working this evening on a new video for Garbage Night with my friend Alex Freeman. I think we should have a teaser for you by the end of the month and are planning release of the video before the October European Tour!

Holy Mother – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Moss that creeps, growing slowly ‘cross a stone
Creepy moss, draping over everywhere it can
The moss is draping over everything it can
It can because its nature says it can

Long ago in distant lands across galaxies
Flew a stone, came to rest on lonely planet
Soon made home and grew from nearly nothing into life
A home to possibility

A place called Earth, like no other
A place where endless beauty shifts and shapes with life
Some call it our Holy Mother
She holds and guides her children into endless light
Ah

Take a peek, a look inside a history
Heaven speaks when one has open ears to nature
Moss will creep and crawl across the face of Mother
How she laughs as life will tickle her

She is kind and grants the gifts up from her bosom
Peace of mind when one dwells within her garden
What you’ll find inside her mystic thinking there is moss
A moss that’s creeping over everything

A place called Earth, like no other
A place where endless beauty shifts and shapes with life
Some call it our Holy Mother
She holds and guides her children into endless light
Ah
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Seth Faergolzia’s MULTIBIRD – European Tour!!!


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Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird is a 4 piece superband comprised of members of Seth’s projects

Dufus, Heck Yup, Forest Creature, 23 Psaegz and Faergolzia.

EUROPEAN TOUR…
July 1 – Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany – Tickets
July 2 – Bestival – Eschenbach, Germany – Tickets
July 4 – Franzis – Wetzlar, Germany – Tickets
July 6 – Haus Koncert – Cologne, Germany (contact for tickets)
July 7 – Wohnzimmerkonzert – Kamen, Germany (contact for tickets)
July 8 – Musik aus aller Welt -Flierich, Germany – Tickets
July 9 – Stumpf – Hanover, Germany – Tickets
July 10 – Private Show – Hamburg, Germany (contact for tickets)
July 12 – Kukuun – Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
July 13 – Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany – Info
July 14 – The Hairy Dog – Derby, UK – Tickets
July 15 – The Adelphi – Hull, UK – Info
July 16 – Broadcast – Glasgow, Scotland – Tickets
July 17 – TBA
July 18 – Chelsea Inn – Bristol, England – Info
July 19 – Kitchen Garden Cafe – Birmingham, UK – Tickets
July 20 – The Exchange – Leicester, UK – Info
July 21 – Brixton Windmill – London, UK – Tickets
July 22 – Deutschvilla – Strobl, Austria – Tickets
July 23 – Hunsrück Open Air Festival, Hahnenbachtal, Germany – GPS 49,83 / 7,39 – Info
July 24 – Waggon – Offenbach, Germany – Info
July 25 – Roachhouse – Kaiserslautern, Germany – Info
July 27 – Haus Koncert – Offenburg, Germany (contact for tickets)
July 28 – Cafe Limba – VS-Villingen, Germany – Info
July 29 – White Rabbit – Freiburg, Germany – Info
July 30 – Out In the Kraut Festival, Schangnau, Switzerland – Tickets
July 31 – White Horse – Morges, Switzerland – Info

August 4 – Hochstein at High Falls – Rochester, NY (homecoming show) – Info

Autumn UK / Ireland Tour
October 7 – Rockaway Beach Festival – Bognor Regis, UK – Early Bird Tickets
October 5 – Sebright Arms – London, UK – Info
MORE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY COME IN. CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES!!

Video:  Rainy Morning (Live)

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Song #38 – Waterfall Border *FREE download* – Multibird

How has it gotten so far along in the year without more songs!!  Gah!  Life.  Anyway, this is the first of a whole bunch of songs Multibird got to record with Grammy Award winning engineer, John Kilgore, down in NYC over the past bunch of months.  I’ll be releasing them aggressively over the next couple weeks because I owe you guys!!  Thanks for sticking it out with me on this subscription project.  This is certainly one of my favorite new songs.  It was recorded just before the Faergolzia tour in September and October.  Musicians on this track include John Ludington, Dominic Marini, Laura Lee Jones and Shaun Jones.  It was executively produced by Jim McElwaine.  Enjoy!!

Waterfall Border – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Once in a while you may not remember
It’s all still there in the book of life
Written in the atoms your body has touched
News spreads wide of your incredible life

What would we do with an incredible death
When we dream what we want and then it happens to us
How would we do with an incredible zest
Real is the dream, what’s fake is the rest

Once in a while you may not remember
It’s all still there in the book of life
Written in the atoms your body has touched
News spreads wide of your incredible life

Collision with stars and we take a deep breath
Feel a million miles, forget and forget
All the ways that you are
All the things that you were
Become all at once everything everywhere
You won’t miss a thing, won’t think the grass is greener
You are anything, everything, any singer
And when you sing out with ring every voice
Do anything, everything, any choice
And when you sing will sing every voice
And when you sing will sing every voice

Once in a while you may not remember
It’s all still there in the book of life
Written in the atoms your body has touched
News spreads wide of your incredible life

What would we do with an incredible death
When we dream what we want and then it happens to us
How would we do with an incredible zest
Real is the dream, what’s fake is the rest

And when you sing will sing every voice
And when you sing will sing every voice

Multibird Faergolzia

Berlin Video – Live

It’s been a busy week!  Doing tons of work sitting here at the computer… first scoring out parts for a really long instrumental section in one of my faves from the #100songs project called, “Wander”.  It’s a really happy, fun tune that will undoubtedly become a fan favorite in the future.  This video was taken at Monroe Community College by a friend on the scene here, Jenn Rekos.  It was a fun TV shoot sort of atmosphere with a whole bunch of cameras and people in a booth shouting orders over the headphones of all the camera operators.  High pressure, fast paced performance… I think I did ok?  You be the judge (actually, don’t judge me!  I am super paranoid!!!)

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Artist-In-Residence at the Convent, San Francisco

Hello, my wonderful subscribers! It has been far too long since I posted here… I’ve been hard at work on a number of projects simultaneously, but none of them are done yet! Soon, I will conclude the #100songs project by going to NYC and finishing the 9 tracks MULTIBIRD recorded at John Kilgore Sound exec produced by Jim McElwaine. We are also working in my studio, Whenland, to finish up tracking for the final songs on the 23 Psaegz album. In addition to these two albums nearing completion, a wonderful thing has happened. The record label BLANG has offered to put out the first of the #100songs albums entitled “High Diver”.  We are working with some really great videographers on a music video which will include world famous high diver, Dana Kunze!!!  This is such cool news, and super serendipitous events led to it happening.  I might be a bit superstitious about serendipity.  It’s really one of my only superstitions.  In addition to all this, both of my bands have been actively performing in upstate New York and I’m planning a European Tour with Multibird. So I’ve been busy!

The real purpose of this post, though, is to share with you what I did during my artist-in-residence stint at the Convent Arts Collective in San Francisco. On my birthday, March 4th, I was feeling a little low and cagey because of the tough winters up here in Rochester, NY, so I decided to look at flights to San Francisco.  Within 5 minutes I had booked a flight, not really sure what would become of it;  I just knew I needed to get out of town and take a bit of time for perspective and reflection.  After I booked the flight, I contacted a few friends I have out there and was invited by my friend Neeti Fidurko of Tree in the Sky to come and stay and work on art / music at the Convent.  Sounded good to me!  I knew I wanted a break, but art is a break for me.  Most of the work I do is annoying, just like people with normal jobs.  I sit at the computer for hours and hours either booking shows or mixing audio or promoting shows… the whole DIY thing is not very easy, especially if you’re not famous.  So I agreed to stay there and produce some art in exchange.  Neeti arranged this whole amazing lineup for a show that I played halfway through my two weeks there.  It was incredible!  Great lineup including Gray Tolhurst of Coo Coo Birds, Sean Real of Little Teeth (who took this video clip and made this commercial for the show), and Graham Patzner of Whiskerman.  All were amazing musicians in their own rights. A perfect lineup for my music;  it seemed that each artist did something similar to things I did musically, but all were quite different from one another.  Special thanks to all the residents of the Convent, including but not limited to:  Sarah, Josh, Gray, Siobhan, Iacopo, Julian, Serena, Ariella, Christopher, and of course Neeti!

In addition to the show, I spent a lot of time working on improvisation, doing some sketches, conceptualizing music videos, canvassing for Bernie Sanders with Cheri Renee, hiking to the amazing parks in SF, and even writing a couple of new songs!  These songs are not at performance level yet, but I did happen to take advantage of the chapel space at the Convent to record a couple tunes for you fine people!

Waterfall Border:

Here’s a funny little clip:

 

There are two more videos HERE

Whistlin’ at the Convent:

I also did get to perform at a second convent in Berkeley while I was in town.  My friend (and devoted subscriber), Evan Variano, put together a show for me at the convent he lives in, which is a communal living space for professors from Berkeley University.  This was the widest age spectrum I’ve ever gotten to play for.  I think there was a 3 year old and a 92 year old there, and almost every age in between 😉  Very cool experience, totally different from the other show because I played completely acoustic and everyone sat and listened. Felt more like a recital or something.  I love the variety of space you get when you go off on tour, each night presents different challenges and unique experiences.  Now for a bunch of pics…

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Me at the airport in Detroit “killin’ time”…

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Out canvassing for Bernie Sanders on the streets of SF!  Go Bernie!

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On marionette strings at Land’s End… if you squint, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Neeti Fidurko at Golden Gate Park… she’s responsible for my artist-in-residence at the Convent.

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My old buddy Lou Neuberger with Dubsmashers at the How Weird Street Faire…

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San Fran is so pretty and has amazing parks, that’s what I tried to do most days, go for a bit of a hike…

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Chewy is a badass…

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Rochester coming together in SF.  Neeti and Patrick Doyle (Patrick is an amazing artist worth checking out, Neeti too!)

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My meager housing.  Simplicity is great for creativity.

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From Twin Peaks I think….

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I’m going to be making a move to Patreon soon.  They are a super cool company and I’ve decided to start really focusing on online subscriptions for a while so I can focus on making videos and more solid recordings.

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Sad to leave such a close friend, but was happy to spend a bunch of time with Neeti Fidurko, Tree In the Sky

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Another Two Bernie Sanders Fundraisers!!

23 Psaegz will be performing at two stellar events in Upstate New York along with a ton of uber talented upstate musicians!!
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BERNING MAN
Presented by Seth Faergolzia and Monroe County for Bernie Sanders
Saturday, April 16th from 2pm-2am @ Anthology, 336 East Ave. Rochester, NY

Check out this amazing list of artists:
Mosaic Foundation
Seth Faergolzia & the 23 Psaegz
Hassaan Mackey
OHS (Overhand Sam from THUNDER BODY and Maybird)
Subsoil
MdotCoop
Haewa
Mr. Boneless (Buffalo)
Joe Driscoll (Syracuse)
White Woods
Passive Aggressives Anonymous
PAXTOR
Grayak (Syracuse)
Buffalo Sex Change
Charley Orlando (Syracuse)
DJ Sigma
MC James Weldon Johnson of #BlackROCforBernie
MC Malcolm Whitfield
Food Truck by: Le Petit Poutine
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New York Primary is April 19! We need funds to buy advertising and materials. You can help, and at the same time experience an incredible variety of upstate musicians making hip hop, reggae, alternative, folk, rock, jam and experimental music… Are you Feeling the Bern? Come to BERNING MAN!! Brought to you by the creators of the amazingly successful, “Bernin’ Down the German House” festival, which raised over $13,000 and opened a campaign office right here in Rochester!
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PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS: https://berningman.yapsody.com/event/index/36412/berning-man
or buy them in person at the office of Monroe County for Bernie Sanders or Aaron’s Alley on Monroe
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PLUS MORE!! WANT FREE ENTRY??
Join legions from out of state who’ll come here and help us knock on doors for Bernie the last few days before the primary. If you complete a “Knock on Doors” shift between now and the primary, you’ll get a free ticket to the show. You can go out and knock on doors, come to the show and get revved up and go out again. Shifts end at 9pm and everyone can get back together and celebrate our political revolution!
Contact: (585) 482-8636 or http://mc4bs.com/
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In addition to music there will be:
Photobooth
Phone banking
Bernie Merch & Information
Canvassing signup
Free entry for canvassers at 9pm
Registration check
Video documentation
Sign up for Pennsylvania Get Out the Vote

Money ($13K) from last event went to:
New Campaign office on Culver
Posters
Stickers
Door hangers
Lawn signs
Online ads

tickets: $15 – $50

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FUEL THE BERN Presented by Joe Driscoll and Syracuse for Sanders 2016
Friday April 15th from 5pm-2am @ the Palace Theater, 2384 James St. Syracuse, NY

Music:
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Joe Driscoll
Seth Faergolzia & the 23 Psaegz
Casaroja
Subsoil
Charlie Orlando
Chris Merkley
Alex Gideon
Rabbit in the Rye Duo
Mike McKay
Tim Herron
Bea

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Multibird to tour Europe in July!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTIBIRD SUMMER TOUR!!

July 1 – Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany
July 2 – Bestival – Eschenbach, Germany
July 4 – Franzis – Wetzlar, Germany
July 6 – Cologne, Germany
July 7 – Wohnzimmerkonzert – Kamen, Germany
July 8 – Flierich, Germany
July 9 – Stumpf – Hanover, Germany
July 12 – Kukuun – Hamburg, Germany
July 13 – Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany
July 14 – The Hairy Dog – Derby, UK
July 15 – The Adelphi – Hull, UK
July 16 – Broadcast – Glasgow, Scotland
July 17 – Castle Hotel – Manchester, England
July 19 – Kitchen Garden Cafe – Birmingham, UK
July 20 – The Exchange – Leicester, UK
July 21 – Brixton Windmill – London, UK
July 22 – Deutschvilla – Strobl, Austria
July 23 – Hunsrück Open Air Festival, Hahnenbachtal, Germany
July 24 – Waggon – Offenbach, Germany
July 28 – Cafe Limba – VS-Villingen, Germany
July 29 – Swamp – Freiburg, Germany with
July 30 – Out In the Kraut Festival, Schangnau, Switzerland
July 31 – White Horse – Morges, Switzerland

August 4 – Hochstein at High Falls – Rochester, NY (homecoming show)

October 7 – Rockaway Beach Festival – Bognor Regis, UK

MORE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY COME IN. CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES!!

About Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/multibird.music

Website:
http://www.faergolzia.com

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The freak-folk group will be performing a full and varied cross-section of the peerless oddball music that has delighted and baffled audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over 2 decades. Faergolzia will continue to shake musical conventions, making moments honest and organic in their exploration of possibility.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/multibird.music